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    Breaking into analog

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    What do you guys think of the Otari MX5050 MK III 8 Track Tape Recorder?
    Good machine to break into analog?
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    DROOL !! Make sure you get all manuals for it, and

    YES YES YES !!



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    Definitely! If I were you though Michael I wouldn't settle for less than a 16 track 1" machine. Find out about the heads. Have they been lapped, if not how much will it cost to get it done? Find and get to know a good tech in your neck of the woods.

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    I agree with Jake... you can probably do better. I'm not sure what you budget is but if no one bids on this:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=41480

    ... maybe you can make the guy an offer.

    What is the width of the tape on the Otari? Do the tracks/in math and stay away from 8 track 1/4"...

    Kevin.

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    I'm pretty sure this is a half inch 8 track.
    16 tracks would be nice, but they are 3 times as much as this one.
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    Originally posted by longsoughtfor
    I agree with Jake... you can probably do better. I'm not sure what you budget is but if no one bids on this:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=41480

    ... maybe you can make the guy an offer.



    Kevin.
    Hey, that's just like mine!

    I love that thing.

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    Hey Michael, congrats on going analog too! Theres nothing quite like 4 or so reels turning, while the music is playing. Theres something REAL about it. Not like digital.
    Its like riding a Harley.....you know, wind in your hair....chick behind you, scootin down the road at 80 mph ......oops.......ah, excuse my over active imagination hehe!
    fitz
    alright breaks over, back on your heads!

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    Re: Breaking into analog

    Originally posted by Michael Jones
    What do you guys think of the Otari MX5050 MK III 8 Track Tape Recorder?
    Good machine to break into analog?
    Nah. It's a good one to end up with though.
    Random Pavarotti Disease Victim.

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    the otari 1/2 inch eight track machine is a great machine, you're gonna love it...enjoy

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